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Church, free entry

Brampton Bierlow Christ Church

Brampton Bierlow Christ Church

Contact

Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642

Address

Melton High Street,
West Melton,
Wath upon Dearne,
S63 6AN

Details

We think our church is wonderful, and we hope you will come and see for yourself.

It was built in 1855, when the communities of Brampton and West Melton were growing fast with the expansion of coal mining. The last 20 years have seen major changes in our community with our pits closing, but new houses, new jobs and wonderful countryside give us optimism for the future. The church is at the heart of the community, which includes two church schools, and has a good mix of ages.

Christ Church is a splendid Victorian church, built in the decorated style. The church windows all have delicate and unique tracery and beautiful stained glass, by Whitefriars.

The tower can be seen for miles around and there are gargoyles on the outside and lots of angels inside. The top of one pillar boasts a cow eating grass (a green man!?) on one side and the face of a milk maid on the other side.

The sanctuary is separated from the nave by a much admired rood screen, with the figures of Jesus, Mary and St John. The rear of the church has been developed to provide rooms, toilets and a kitchen making the church practical for the 21st century.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please bear in mind that heritage faith sites are all working buildings and may be closed on some days for special occasions. Please contact HERITAGE INSPIRED for latest opening times of our partner sites.

Prices

Free entry

Directions

See location of Brampton Bierlow Christ Church on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 421009  Lat: 53.50310 Long: -1.36674

M1 J36. Follow the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway to Wath Road. Turn right and right again at the mini roundabout onto Melton High Street. Church on right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Wombwell station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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